My Squirrel Days

My Squirrel Days

Comedian and star of The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper delivers a hilarious, refreshing, and inspiring collection of essays ?teeming with energy and full of laugh-out-loud moments? (Associated Press). ?A pleasure. Ellie Kemper is the kind of stable, intelligent, funny, healthy woman that usually only exists in yogurt commercials. But she?s real and she Comedian and star of The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper delivers a hilarious, refreshi...

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Title:My Squirrel Days
Author:Ellie Kemper
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:My Squirrel Days
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

My Squirrel Days Reviews

  • Ray
    Jan 30, 2019
    Ellie Kemper is a delight, and her fun comedic energy is a joy to be around (especially when listening to her narrate the audiobook)... but no offense I wouldn't quite put My Squirrel Days in the high ranks of comedy writing memoirs. The book jumps around to silly stories about her...
  • Mehrsa
    Dec 03, 2018
    I love her on TV, but I could not take her character in a book. It felt false and grating. ...
  • Lindsay
    Jul 20, 2018
    I like Ellie Kemper. She seems like a nice, fun person. But as far as her storytelling goes, I feel like not enough of the things she's experience in life are all that interesting. That sounds mean, I'm sorry. For me, I don't find improv that interesting, and she did a lot of that befo...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Jan 16, 2019
    This was... fine. I laughed like two times, but the majority of the book read like Kimmy Schmidt took over Ellie Kemper?s body and wrote it. Maybe that?s just how she talks/writes, but it came across as very forced to me. Still a vaguely enjoyable read, but not exactly what I was e...
  • Cynthia
    Dec 06, 2018
    There wasn?t much to this book. I found myself thinking about other things while listening. It didn?t make me laugh...just amused me at times. I borrowed the audiobook from the library thankfully. I think this book would have been better later in her career after she had done more....
  • Krista
    Aug 26, 2018
    There comes a time in every sitcom actress's life when she is faced with the prospect of writing a book. When my number was up, I told myself that I would not blink. I would fulfill my duty as an upbeat actress under contract on a television series and serve my country in the only way ...
  • Ellie
    Jul 09, 2018
    I JUST GOT APPROVED ON NETGALLEY BRB SCREAMING :D ...
  • Orsolya
    Dec 30, 2018
    Nowadays, the Hollywood consensus seems to be that if you are an actor/actress with even a nominal amount of success; then writing a memoir is the expected next rung on fame ladder. Ellie Kemper, the bubbly but fiery redhead known for her Netflix sitcom ?The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt...
  • Girl Well Read
    Jul 25, 2018
    A special thank you to Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Ellie Kemper is a comedian and star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and appeared on the US The Office series. Her other written work includes writing for GQ, Esquire, The New York Tim...
  • Colleen C
    Sep 16, 2018
    While I'm a self-professed lover of celebrity memoirs, I wasn't in love with Ellie Kemper's My Squirrel Days. Although there were a couple of entertaining essays, many of the topics were mundane and sometimes boring (e.g. complaining to waiters about a lentil and quinoa salad; joking a...
  • Simone
    Nov 23, 2018
    ? true crime (...that a wholesim being such as Ellie exists ?) ????? 5 stars This was so enjoyable to listen to! Not sure if I intentionally listened to this after Tina Fey?s (something I?d do though) but they compliment each other so well. Laughed out loud ...
  • Kate Vocke
    Oct 06, 2018
    I'm pretty sure I am not alone in my feelings that I feel like Ellie Kemper is my friend. I mean, she just might be the most fun, and happiest celebrity on the planet - free from scandal, always smiling, and just about as sugary sweet as one can be right? I was SO excited to read her b...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Aug 15, 2018
    Look, I really, really like Ellie Kemper as an actress and a person. I relate to her a lot as I have a similar upbeat, somewhat spastic personality and a tendency to pee when I laugh too much (TMI??). However, and there is no nice way to say this, sometimes you can be a funny, interest...
  • Julia V
    Oct 20, 2018
    (3.75) ... Despite what a lot of reviews said, this book is hilarious! I constantly found myself laughing out loud in public while reading. And turning to the person next to me to tell about vagina flies. Here's the deal, I may be biased on this book. I absolutely love Ellie Kemper,...
  • Trianna
    Sep 01, 2018
    2.5/5 Aside from watching her on The Office and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I knew nothing about Ellie Kemper before reading this collection os essays. I enjoyed some of them, but most of them fell flat. She would relate two parts of her life into a single essay, which did no...
  • Brandon Forsyth
    Aug 11, 2018
    Like a Norman Rockwell housewife secretly plotting to murder her perfect family (WITH COMEDY), Ellie Kemper deliciously sets up and then undercuts her shucks-golly Midwestern persona in this charming collection of essays, loosely structured around the idea of the different "roles" she'...
  • Merry Mercurial
    Sep 14, 2018
    I?m sure network and Netflix studios are teeming with whiteboards on which the same set of adjectives are written (plucky, charismatic, strong yet sensitive, gritty yet unspoiled by modern living, unglamorous yet cuter than a button on an Easter tux worn by a monkey), meant to descri...
  • Kristen
    Nov 11, 2018
    This book is very on brand for the author. She put s forth stories that reinforce her public persona but does not disclose any information that is personal or meaningful. ...
  • Scott S.
    Nov 26, 2018
    I've enjoyed Kemper's solid work in her comedic supporting roles on NBC's The Office and on the big screen in Bridesmaids and The Secret Life of Pets. Although it seems a little early in her career to pen a memoir - to be fair, she's not alone in this recent and burgeoning cottage indu...
  • Ashley (pawingthroughpages)
    Jan 19, 2019
    Yikes, this memoir was not what I expected. It portrayed very awkward and cringeworthy at her trying to be funny... ...
  • Chelsea
    Sep 17, 2018
    DNF @ 48% - Ellie Kemper seems like a lovely person, but this memoir is just so, so average. ...
  • Michelle
    Oct 08, 2018
    This book could not have been published at a better time in my life!!! Thank you SO much to Netgalley, Scribner and Simon & Schuster for approving me to read this e-arc!!! I highly recommend this quirky little memoir to anyone and everyone !! It just came out in October 2018, so wh...
  • Robin Bonne
    Aug 16, 2018
    Ellie Kemper writes about her life and acting/comedy career. The parts I enjoyed the most were the ones about her awkward encounters with other people. These felt the most relatable and a few of them made me laugh aloud. While there were plenty of jokes, there were times I wished E...
  • Olivia Cloer
    Jan 20, 2019
    As much as I love Ellie Kemper?s performance in the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I didn?t like this book. Ellie Kemper is so boring and normal that she really doesn?t have any good stories to tell prior to her time on the office. For fans of the office, you?ll be wildly disappoin...
  • Kristyn Kricket
    Jul 09, 2018
    I was lucky to have gotten an excerpt a few weeks ago and I devoured it greedily, wishing I had more of it to read. Today, my wish was granted as I received an advance reading copy of the entire book from Edelweiss. I raced through My Squirrel Days giggling like a loon and plotting out...
  • StMargarets
    Jan 14, 2019
    Ellie Kemper is a nice Catholic girl from the mid-west. I can say this because I'm a nice Catholic girl from the mid-west and I recognize my own. Being a nice Catholic girl from the mid-west, being born into a very wealthy St. Louis family, going to Princeton, and then having your w...
  • Krista Regester
    Dec 12, 2018
    You guysssss. These celebs keep trying to convince us that they have important stories to tell, but I just don?t know if they do! There are laughable moments in this but overall I spent a lot of valuable time reading about a brunch order that was missing it?s lentils. SPOILER AL...
  • April Overly
    Feb 28, 2019
    I did laugh and enjoy the stories, but rather than recommend this, I will recommend "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Bossypants." Ellie Kemper and comedian memoirs are great, but each is brought to its zenith through Tina Fey's writing. ...
  • Jordan
    Oct 02, 2018
    Ellie Kemper keeps alive the spirit she gives us on screen. I found myself smiling, feeling twangs of my own nostalgia, through hers. Kemper sheds light on the everyday moments in Hollywood. Between takes and auditions, what an actors life is like on and off set, and what it?s li...
  • Moonkiszt
    May 08, 2019
    My Squirrel Days. . . This was a quick choice at the library. . .the author is charming and sweet and all the darling things other reviewers have noted. However, I would love to read the book she writes in about 50 years. There are too many living people mentioned in this book for ...